Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.
H.L. Mencken

Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
Bernard Baruch

I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved -- the Great Society -- in order to fight that bitch of a war in Vietnam then I would lose everything at home. My hopes my dreams.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
Dwight D Eisenhower

When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.
Hilaire Belloc

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
Douglas Adams

He who has never hoped can never despair.
George Bernard Shaw

The truth, the hope of any time, must always be sought in minorities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
Josh Billings

We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
La Rochefoucauld

Ah, Hope what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
La Rochefoucauld

Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.
La Rochefoucauld

Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope.
La Rochefoucauld

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
La Rochefoucauld

Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
Johann von Goethe

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone therefore, we are saved by love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose.
Rob Cella

A poet's hope to be, like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere.
W. H. Auden

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
Mark Twain

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
Robert Louis Stephenson

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
Robert Louis Stephenson

Hope is a waking dream.
Aristotle

Peter Good luck with your layoffs, alright, I hope your firings go really, really well.
Office Space

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Thomas Fuller

Hope for miracles, but don't rely on one.
Yiddish Proverb

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen

Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
Charles Caleb Colton

Elaine Dickinson There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane
Airplane

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times it ws the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair we had everything before us, we had nothing before us we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.
Charles Dickens

Somehow he Tim gets thoughtful sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant for them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.
Charles Dickens

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Charles Dickens

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope is the denial of reality.
Margaret Weis

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Wendell Berry

Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Dante Alighieri

All hope abandon, ye who enter here
Dante Alighieri

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul. And sings the tune Without the words, and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

Take this kiss upon the brow And, in parting from you now,Thus much let me avow--You are not wrong who deemThat my days have been a dreamYet if hope has flown awayIn a night, or in a day,In a vision, or in none,Is it therefore the less goneAll that we see or seemIs but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Anon.

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad

This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Thomas Mann

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Gore Vidal

I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it...
Learned Hand

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Benjamin Franklin

One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
Charles Horton Cooley

Youth fades love droops, the leaves of friendship fall A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut out eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms into beasts.
Patrick Henry

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.
Epicurus

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
Norman Cousins

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster

Ae fond kiss, and then we severA farewell, and then foreverDeep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,While the star of hope she leaves himMe, nae cheerful twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me.
Robert Burns

Arthur Schopenhauer Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
Henry David Thoreau

Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
Arnold Glasgow

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Stendhal

Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Francis Kennedy

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Erich Fromm

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
Erich Fromm

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Erich Fromm

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.
William Shakespeare

I hope that no American ... will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier-the frontier of the 1960s-a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils-a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Francis Bacon

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
Aldous Huxley

What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.
Clive Staples Lewis

The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society.
Emma Goldman

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Henry Ford

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
Arthur C. Clarke

Nicky I think in all fairness, I should explain to you exactly what it is that I do. For instance tomorrow morning ill get up nice and early, take a walk down over to the bank and... walk in and see and uh... if you don't have my money for me, I'll... crack your f***in' head wide-open in front of everybody in the bank. And just about the time I'm comin' out of jail, hopefully, you'll be coming out of your coma. And guess what I'll split your f***in' head open again. 'Cause I'm f***in' stupid. I don't give a f*** about jail. That's my business. That's what I do.
Casino

Hope is only the love of life.
Henri Frdric Amiel

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
Henry Miller

When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
Ayn Rand

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray.
Oliver Goldsmith

Fear less, hope moreWhine less, breathe moreTalk less, say moreHate less, love moreAnd all good things are yours.
Swedish Proverb

Fear less, hope more Whine less, breathe more
Swedish Proverb

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
Peter Drucker

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Epictetus

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers

As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
Ursula K. LeGuin

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.
Albert Camus

While there's life, there's hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing.
Richard Milhous Nixon

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Bertrand Russell

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
Bertrand Russell

I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Ingmar Bergman

When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes
Christian Cardell Corbet

Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.
Leo C. Rosten

The entire essence of America is the hope to first make money -- then make money with money -- then make lots of money with lots of money.
Paul Erdman

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
Samuel Johnson

What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence.
Samuel Johnson

Do not ... hope wholly to reason away your troubles do not feed them with attention, and they will die imperceptibly away. Fix your thoughts upon your business, fill your intervals with company, and sunshine will again break in upon your mind.
Samuel Johnson

Hope is necessary in every condition.
Samuel Johnson

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.
Thomas Jefferson

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
Thomas Jefferson

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Ronald Reagan

No longer forward nor behindI look in hope or fearBut, grateful, take the good I findThe best of now and here.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope the same, without such opinion, despair.
Thomas Hobbes

In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon.
Horace

Who has not hopedTo outrage an enemy's dignityWho has not been sweptBy the wish to hurtAnd who has not thought that the impersonal worldDeserves no better than to be destroyedBy one fabulous sign of his displeasure
J. Bronowski

He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
George Washington

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
Ovid

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Vaclav Havel

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity...
Vaclav Havel

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Vaclav Havel

...One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Albert Einstein

Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.
Albert Einstein

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Bible

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
George Santayana

Exiles feed on hope.
Aeschylus

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
Aeschylus

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
Gordon William Allport

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
Corazn Cojuangco Aquino

My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
Thomas Arnold

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace Where there is hatred let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light Where there is sadness, joy.
Saint Francis of Assisi

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Lady Nancy Astor

No vision and you perish No Ideal, and you're lost Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.
Harriet Du Autermont

But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
John Perry Barlow

Boys are found everywhere-on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
Alan Marshall Beck

What is a husband He is the one who, with a touch, can bring back the starlight and glow of years long ago. At least he hopes he can-don't disappoint him.
Alan Marshall Beck

A boy is a magical creature you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Might as well give up he is your captor, your jailer, your boss and your master a freckled-faced, pint-sized, cat-chasing bundle of noise. But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words Hi, Dad
Alan Marshall Beck

The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
Walter Benjamin

Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
Adel Bestavros

To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. It was by their faith that people of ancient times won God's approval.
Hebrews 111-2 Bible

Art strives for form, and hopes for beauty.
Rose Elizabeth Bird

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
Thomas Edward Bodett

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.
Erma Bombeck

Parenting is a negative thing. Keep your children from killing themselves, or anyone else, and hope for the best.
Erma Bombeck

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
Emil Brunner

Make no little plans they have no magic to stir men's blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
Daniel H. Burnham

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope that it can be done, then they see that it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
Francis Eliza Hodgson Burnett

I take as my guide the hope of a saint in crucial things, unity - in important things, diversity - in all things, generosity.
George Herbert Walker Bush

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert

Dear brightest star o'er Bethlehem, O let your precious light shine in with hope and peace toward men in every home tonight.
Swedish Carol

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots the other, wings.
Hodding Carter

A great NOW will be a great WAS A bad NOW will always be a bad WAS, and all you can hope for is a Great GONNA BE
Sid Ceaser

He who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and is afraid of nothing, cannot be an artist.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
John Anthony Ciardi

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which believe the idea that things cannot be changed.
Tom Clancy

A good storyteller is a person who has a good memory and hopes other people haven't.
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

I sure hope you're staying alive for the upcoming Dodgers series.
Jerry Coleman

Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead
Pierre Corneille

If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.
Jacques Cousteau

He has no hope who never had a fear.
William Cowper

Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
Noel Coward

Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate. (Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here)
Alighieri Dante

Hope is the thing with feathers -- that perches in the soul -- and sings the tune without words -- and never stops, at all.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

The question was put to him, what hope is and his answer was, The dream of a waking man.
Laertius Diogenes

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Will Durant

There is no leveler like Christianity, but it levels by lifting all who receive it to the lofty table-land of a true character and of undying hope both for this world and the next.
Johathan Edwards

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another -- too often ending in the loss of both.
Tryon Edwards

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F Scott

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
Edward Morgan Forster

I will ignore all ideas for new works on engines of war, the invention of which has reached its limits and for whose improvements I see no further hope.
Sextus Julius Frontinus

The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.
John Gay

Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.
Wilfred Wilson Gibson

Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest, And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers
William S. Gilbert

Having the world's best idea will do you no good unless you act on it. People who want milk shouldn't sit on a stool in the middle of a field in hopes that a cow will back up to them.
Curtis Grant

Something unpredictable but in the end it's right, I hope you have the time of your life.
Greenday

It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self-improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.
Vartan Gregorian

Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.
Hfiz

If I ever get real rich, I hope I'm not real mean to poor people, like I am now.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I hope some animal never bores a hole in my head and lays its eggs in my brain, because later you might think you're having a good idea but it's just eggs hatching.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If I come back as an animal in my next lifetime, I hope it's some type of parasite, because this is the part where I take it EASY
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If I ever do a book on the Amazon, I hope I am able to bring a certain lightheartedness to the subject, in a way that will tell the reader we are going to have fun with this thing.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I hope that after I die, people will say of me 'That guy sure owed me a lot of money.'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I hope they never find out that lightning has a lot of vitamins in it, because do you hide from it or not
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick 'Americans' as their mascot.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If aliens from outer space ever come and we show them our civilization and they make fun of it, we should say we were just kidding, that this isn't really our civilization, but a gag we hoped they would like. Then we tell them to come back in twenty years to see our REAL civilization. After that, we start a crash program of coming up with an impressive new civilization. Either that, or just shoot down the aliens as they're waving good-bye.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

What a wonderful thing it is to be sure of one's faith How wonderful to be a member of the evangelical church, which preaches the free grace of God through Christ as the hope of sinners If we were to rely on our works--my God, what would become of us
George Frederick Handel

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
Thomas Hardy

Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
Lillian Hellman

Hope is the poor man's bread.
George Herbert

A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even ... without any hope of doing it well.
Oliver Herford

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
Bob Hope

At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
Ivan Illich

Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. ... If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.
Jesse Louis Jackson

Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness -- happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes, when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
Saint Adela Rogers Johns

Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope.
John Johnson

Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn.
Kalidasa

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
Edward M. Kennedy

You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
Jean Kerr

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
Jean Kerr

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles Franklin Kettering

We're not quite so bumbling and hopeless as you like to think.
Nigel Kneale

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
Dean Koontz

We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.
Dean Koontz

Nothing is hopeless, we must hope for everything.
Madeleine L'Engle

Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaster

To break a promise is to deny the reality of the past Therefore it is to deny the hope of a real future....
Ursala Lequin

This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

If you don't go far enough back in memory or far enough ahead in hope, your future will be impoverished.
Ed Lindeman

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - cynical, but hopeful.
Dame Rose Macaulay

I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses.
Katherine Mansfield

Ah, Hope what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
Susanna Moodie

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Susanna Moodie

You can always get the truth from a politician after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.
Joe Moore

A strange thing is memory, and hope one looks backward, and the other forward one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
Anna Mary Robertson Moses

Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.
Napoleon I

An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.
Ogden Nash

The miserable have no other medicine But only hope.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Courage changes things for the better...With courage you can stay with something long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three or four times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped.
Earl Nightingale

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel

All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.
Katherine Paterson

Hope provides comfort, and hope does not always require probability.
John Perry

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young. Keep your hope young.
Luella F. Phean

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Pliny

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Antonio Porchia

Memory is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times as true.
George Dennison Prentice

A catherdral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped.
Marcel Proust

He who has health has hope and he who has hope, has everything.
Arab Proverb

Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this day.
Sanskrit Proverb

We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar-that is, a person who continues to learn and inquire-can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide.
Nathan M. Pusey

I laugh, I love, I hope, I try I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you.
Colin Raye

Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.
Christopher Reeve

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
Thomas B. Reed

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.
Frances Rodman

It has been said that God's gift is also indescribable because of the grace by which it is given. God, who is rich in mercy, gave the world the gift of His dear Son while we were at enmity with Him. Paul says 'But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us' (Rom. 58). Therefore, in Him we are freely given all things redemption, forgiveness of sins, righteousness, peace, hope, wisdom and knowledge.
Paul Sadler

A society like ours, which professes no one religion and has allowed all religions to decay, which indulges freedom to the point of license and individualism to the point of anarchy, needs all the support that responsible, cultivated homes can furnish. I hope your generation will provide a firmer shelter for civilized standards.
Alan Simpson

A kiss To a young girl, faith to a married woman, hope to an old maid, charity.
V. P. Skipper

Hope...is the companion of power, and the mother of success for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
Samuel Smiles

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.
Liz Smith

Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
Carrie P. Snow

I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself. My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

It is only by striving for beauty and love In all our relationships, That we can hope to become Guardians of our individual and collective futures.
Roland Stahler

Through His redemptive work we are 'justified from all things' (Acts 1338,39) and now rejoice in 'the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace' (Eph. 17), a position in Christ at God's right hand (Eph. 24-6), 'all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ' (Eph. 13) and 'the hope of the glory of God' (Rom. 52), to be fully realized when we are 'caught up together...to meet the Lord in the air' (1 Thess. 417). Then will be fulfilled the desire of God's loving heart 'That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus' (Eph. 27).
Cornelius Stam

Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation.
Gertrude Stein

A man can go on without wealth, and even without purpose, for a while. But he will not go on without hope.
C. Neil Strait

Look to this day,For it is life, the very life of life.In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existencethe bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty.For yesterday is but a dreamAnd tomorrow is only a vision,But today well lived makesevery yesterday a dream of happinessand every tomorrow a vision of hope.Look well, therefore to this day,such is the salutation of the dawn.
The Sufi

Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.
L. J. Suenens

While there's life, there's hope.
Terence

One hopes to achieve the zero option, but in the absence of that we must achieve balanced numbers. (On Soviet and Allied missiles in Europe)
Margaret Hilda Thatcher

If Today If you planted hope today In any hopeless heart If someone's burden was lighter Because you did your part, If you caused a laugh That chased some tears away If tonight your name is named When someone kneels to pray Then your day has been well spent.
Unknown

Don't deny hope it's chance to work magic
Unknown

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith where there is despair, hope where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.
Unknown

Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have.
Unknown

Never lose hope.
Unknown

Whoever does not love his work cannot hope that it will please others.
Unknown

What then have I done What, except yield to a natural feeling, inspired by beauty, sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds of respect. It's innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.
Vicomte de Valmont

Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Alfred Victor Vigny

Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is for a partner it doesn't turn to those who believe that they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level, we cannot hope to achieve a higher level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.
Lou Vickery

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Denis Watley

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
John Wayne

You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can't be conquered you conquer yourself--your hopes, your fears.
Jim Whitaker

Memory feeds a culture, nourishes hope and makes a human, human.
Elie Wiesel

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
Thornton

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow Wilson

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
Woodrow Wilson

I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.
Oprah Winfrey

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Orville Wright

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Stephen Ambrose

I don't want to sound Pollyannaish, but I hope that out of a tragedy like this something good will come. I hope we understand we're one family.
Madeleine Albright

We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.
Francis J. Braceland

It was never what I wanted to buy that held my heart's hope. It was what I wanted to be.
Lois McMaster Bujold

Never deprive someone of hope it might be all they have.
H. Jackson Jr. Brown

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics.
Denise Caruso

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
Cicero

While there's life, there's hope.
Cicero

Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave---oh leave the light of Hope behind.
Thomas Campbell

America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.
Dinesh D'Souza

I am not dying, not anymore than any of us are at any moment. We run, hopefully as fast as we can, and then everyone must stop. We can only choose how we handle the race.
Hugh Elliott

Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard

Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful.
Marshall Ganz

Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.
Jim Horning

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering

Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action.
Anna Lappe

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work You don't give up.
Anne Lamott

Things we not hope for often come to pass than things we wish.
Titus Maccius Plautus

Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey.
Quida

When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
Quintilian

I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.
Herbert Rappaport

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Im searching through all that has ever been hoped, in praise of what can never be known.
Real Live Preacher

My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August.
Ronnie Shakes

Let us hope that we are all preceded in this world by a love story.
Don Snyder

What are man and woman if not members of two very different and warring tribes Yet decade after decade, century after century, they attempt in marriage to reconcile and forge a union. Why I don't know. Biological imperative Divine law Or just a desire to connect to that mysterious other In any case, it's always struck me as a hopeful thing.
Andrew Schneider

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh There's so little hope for advancement.
Charles M. Schulz

A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.
Leon Tec

I can endure my own despair, but not another's hope.
William Walsh

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
King Jr. Whitney